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Is Your Bad Night’s Sleep Causing Dementia?

Sleep is increasingly found to be more important for the brain and body’s functioning. Another recent discovery concerning sleep apnea and its effect on a person was found by researchers in the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System. It was found that men with sleep issues and disorders, such as sleep apnea, may be more likely to develop problems that are linked to dementia. This was especially prevalent in older men.

Sleep Apnea May Harm Your Fitness Regime

Staying in shape this summer might be more difficult than ever if you are suffering from an undiagnosed sleep disorder. A new study revealed that people suffering from sleep apnea may suffer from a decreased exercise capacity. This is attributed to the fact that a person with sleep apnea is unable to burn the high levels of oxygen needed during difficult exercise.

Drowsy Driving is Unsafe

Did you know that drowsy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving? According to the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep in America poll, 60% of Americans have driven while feeling sleepy and 37% admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel.

Sleep Apnea Reduces Effectiveness of Antidepressants

In one of the first conclusive studies covering major depressive disorder (MDD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it was found that sleep apnea may decrease the effectiveness of antidepressants.

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Traffic Accidents

With an estimated 25 million adult sufferers, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) impacts a large number of people in the United States. There are many side effects of this disorder which can impact daily life.

Do You Have Asthma or Sleep Apnea? Pay Attention to Both

The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published a style that found a connection between asthma and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). These two conditions often exist alongside one another and knowing this valuable information can potentially help patients diagnosed for one condition remain conscientious about the development of the other condition.

ADHD and Sleep Disorders Have Similar Symptoms

Because of the increase in awareness of both ADHD and sleep disorders, there has been a significant number of studies conducted on both of these medical concerns. Throughout the studies, very interesting results have occurred.

New Link Between Poor Sleep and Dementia

A new study has revealed a possible link between dementia and poor sleep patterns in older adults. The study, published in Neurology, looked at 167 men who consented to sleep tests in 1999 who had also died by 2010.

Sleep Apnea Linked to Increased Chances of Diabetes

People who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea could have increased risks of developing diabetes according to a new study of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

A New Link Between Insufficient Exercise & Sleep Apnea

According to a new study coming from the University of California San Diego, people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a disease that interrupts normal breathing patterns during sleep, may not be able to burn high enough levels of oxygen during strenuous aerobic exercise.